Children are our future. Those of us who interact with youngsters in our professions have a significant and often formidable task in dealing with society's challenges. Some youngsters' problems are very complex, especially when involving an incident which is sexual in nature. The optimum first step is to seek the assistance of other professionals specially trained to assist you when a particular case is outside the realm of your position. When you have a concern do not hesitate to call Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) at 802-652-6800 or your local Department of Child and Family Services (DCF) office at 802-863-7370.
Should I Report?
Even if there is just a suspicion, your concern may need reporting. Personnel is available to consult with you and answer questions you might have. If there is an ongoing abuse situation, your input and information may be vital to the investigation.